Security Firmware Eng - 79794

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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Security Firmware Engineer

Security Team Overview:
The Software Security Engineering team is responsible for development and enablement of Platform and Content security features across the software stack including device drivers, firmware, and application level interfaces.    The group is responsible for supporting the entire range of AMD products including APUs, CPUs and GPUs, enabling customers to build competitive solutions.  

The Role:
As a technical lead within the Software Security Engineering team, you will engage with hardware and software engineering teams, architects and customers to drive enablement of security centric features across the entire range of AMD products. You will participate in all aspects of development life cycle, focusing on development of embedded firmware and boot loaders. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Architect, design and implement  firmware and device drivers enabling wide range of security features
  • Development of new hardware and software features within pre & post silicon environments
  • Engage as an active team player, leverage AGILE methodologies to drive cross team development, provide leadership to junior developers and always ready to take on new challenges
  • Drive design reviews, quality improvements and architectural discussions
  • Make recommendations and refine SW engineering processes to improve quality and efficiency


Required Skills:

  • 10+ years of hands on experience with low level development in C / C++
  • An understanding of OS kernel/driver design and implementation with one or more operating systems
  • An understanding of embedded firmware and/or device driver development on ARM or x86
  • Familiarity with pre-silicon validation on FPGAs or simulation environments along with ASIC bring-up
  • Well versed in software engineering practices to drive timely execution and long-term sustainability
  • Ability to work independently under tight deadlines, responding to changing business and technical conditions with minimal direction
  • Knowledge of Cryptography, DRM & Platform Security concepts
  • Experience with technologies including as Secure Boot, TEE, TPM and Virtualization
  • Familiarity with data bus protocol such as SPI, I2C and PCIE an asset
  • Hands on experience with oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, would be an asset
  • Familiarity with Verilog and JTAG protocol would be an asset


Academic Credentials:

  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline



  • Austin, Texas


Requisition Number: 79794 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design


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